Critical, but stable: unpacking SA's precarious energy situation

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we discuss what the recent explosion at the Medupi power station means for SA’s electricity generation.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Dr Jarrad Wright, principal engineer at the CSIR, to discuss the implications.

Topics of discussion include: how the explosion occurred; how much capacity has been taken out of Eskom as result; how does this affect the risk of loadshedding; what it will cost to repair the damage; the case for renewable and independent power production; and how Eskom stacks up against similarly sized power utilities around the world.